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Basketball tournament to close campus streets July 13-15

The Department of Enterprise Services’ Capitol Security and Visitor Services has issued a permit for Lakefair Hoopfest, a three-on-three basketball tournament, July 14-15. 

The event will affect parking on west campus beginning on Friday, July 13. The north diagonal parking area and the flag circle will close at 5:30 p.m. Both areas will be closed to vehicle traffic the entire weekend. 

Consultant hired to perform Environmental Impact Statement for Capitol Lake/Lower Deschutes Watershed

OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services hired Floyd|Snider to perform a project-specific environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Capitol Lake/Lower Deschutes Watershed. The Seattle-based firm was selected after a competitive process.  

No heat, hot water in most campus buildings during July 13-14 work on steam system

An aerial view of the Washington State Capitol Campus

Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Transportation

OLYMPIA –- The steam system that supports a dozen state office buildings on the Capitol Campus, including the Legislative Building, will be taken off-line from 6 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, for repairs. 

July 12 event on Capitol Campus to include rifle salute

OLYMPIA – The Department of Enterprise Services Capitol Security & Visitor Services (CSVS) has issued a permit for the 50th reunion of the 1968 Evergreen State Platoon on Thursday, July 12. 

Annual festival to impact campus streets July 11-15

The Department of Enterprise Services’ Capitol Security and Visitor Services has issued a permit for Capital Lakefair, an annual five-day community festival on the shores of Capitol Lake.

Organizers estimate that more than 200,000 people will attend the event, which runs July 11-15, and requires temporary closures of several Capitol Campus and city streets throughout the week. 

A section of Water Street Southwest, next to Heritage Park, is already closed for the festival set up. 

Here is a partial list of street closures during Lakefair:

Governor’s Mansion summertime tours available in July

OLYMPIA --Reservations are now available for a special day of summertime tours at the Washington State Governor's Mansion.

The tours are hosted by the Governor's Mansion Foundation, and will be at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 29.

Constructed in 1908, the Georgian-style mansion is the oldest building on the state Capitol Campus. It boasts panoramic views of the city of Olympia, Capitol Lake, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

Construction on West Campus to have traffic & pedestrian impacts on Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8

A telecom contractor is scheduled to work on West Capitol Campus on Thursday and Friday.

Traffic, pedestrian travel patterns and some parking stalls will be affected by the work, which is connected to LegTech’s Legislative Fiber Backbone Project. 

Enterprise Services is providing logistics support for safety and traffic plans. There will be warning signs alerting drivers and pedestrians about the construction activity in the area. In some cases, flaggers will direct traffic. 

Among the impacts: 

History lecture series offered this summer on Capitol Campus

Learn about local history and its connection to state and national events during a series of sack lunch lectures on Capitol Campus.  

The events, which are sponsored by the Capitol Visitor Services Volunteer Program, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Columbia Room of the Legislative (capitol) Building. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free and open to the public.  

Here are the dates and topics: 

5,000 expected at Capitol on June 10

The Department of Enterprise Services’ Capitol Security and Visitor Services has issued a permit for the 2018 Capital City Pride Festival on Sunday, June 10.  

Festival organizers estimate that 5,000 people will attend the annual event, which could affect traffic and parking on Capitol Campus. The event includes a noon parade from the flag circle lawn near the Legislative Building to Heritage Park, where festival activities are scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m.   

Memorial Day events planned for Capitol Campus May 28

Enterprise Services would like to remind people that the numerous war monuments and memorials on Capitol Campus traditionally draw heavy visitor traffic during Memorial Day weekend.

Two events that the Enterprise Services Capitol Security & Visitor Services (CSVS) issued permits for are expected to bring noise impacts as well.